Smoking ban linked to fewer heart attacks, says David Bruckman

Smoking ban linked to reduction in heart attacks

Toledo Blade: A new study has found that shortly after Ohio enacted its indoor smoking ban, the number of apparent heart attacks dramatically dropped. Although the drop can’t be definitively tied to the ban, “it really is kind of remarkable to see this kind of drop,” said David Bruckman, adjunct instructor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. “We don’t really know why that occurred. We have to assume that it is coincident to the introduction of the first few months of the ban.”